Monday, May 15, 2023
By Kamal Swami
Online Stores Can't Sale Seatbelt Alarm Stoppers: CCPA
The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has taken action against India's top five e-commerce platforms for selling car seat belt alarm stopper clips, which compromise the safety of consumers. The CCPA found that these clips were being openly sold on Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Shopclues, and Meesho, violating the Consumer Protection Act 2019.
According to an ANI report, these clips are designed to stop the alarm beep when not wearing seat belts, this can be risky for passengers forgetting to wear the seat belt during a collision. The use of these clips can also be problematic for consumers seeking claim amounts in the cases of motor insurance policies, as an insurance company may deny the claim by citing the negligence of the claimant for using such clips.
The Ministry of Highways and Transport (MoRTH) had raised concerns about the sale of these clips and requested action against the sellers or online platforms. Taking note of the directions issued by CCPA, compliance reports were submitted by all five e-commerce entities. Based on the initiative of the CCPA, about 13,118 listings of car seat belt alarm stopper clips have been delisted from the e-commerce platforms.
The sale of these unsafe car seat belt alarm stopper clips on e-commerce platforms has been identified as a serious threat to the safety of passengers. According to reports, CCPA has taken action against the top five e-commerce platforms, and steps are being taken to remove these listings from the platforms.